Work to transform the long-term vacant site at Kamira Court, Villawood, into a vibrant new mixed housing community continues to gain strong momentum, with the NSW Government partnering with developer Traders In Purple to deliver the $112 million project.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the Kamira Court renewal would deliver almost 400 new homes, including 55 new high-quality social dwellings, alongside enhanced community infrastructure and a new 3,000m2 landscaped park for local residents.
Minister Pavey said the project was key to the government’s investment in Western Sydney and would deliver multiple benefits including new homes for vulnerable people and first home buyers, a proposed new supermarket and community meeting space, as well as the creation of around 560 jobs.
“Western Sydney is one of the state’s highest demand areas for housing, which is why the NSW Government is building more new homes to meet demand, and supporting more families and businesses by creating local jobs,” Mrs Pavey said.
“This project demonstrates the smart approach we’re taking to growing our portfolio and building safe, stronger communities, by redeveloping existing sites into well-designed homes close to shops, schools and essential services like the adjacent Villawood train station.”
“It also demonstrates the NSW Government’s capacity to partner with the private and community housing sectors to deliver modern new homes where they are needed most.”
A development application for the first stage of the Kamira Court renewal, which includes all 55 new social dwellings, 20 dwellings earmarked for affordable housing, and a proportion of the future public park is expected to be lodged with Fairfield City Council shortly.
Following relevant development approvals, construction on the first stage of the project is expected to commence in early 2022.
This redevelopment project is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing – a plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing more and better social housing that blends in with local communities.